To Register:

Facilitator(s): Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT, & Jody Malterre, CPDT

Dates and Times: 

01/16/2021 - 01/25/2021

Saturday, January 16 & 23 from 8:00-2:00pm PST and Monday, January 18 & 25 from 3:00-5:00pm PST



San Jose, California and Boise, Idaho

Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 01/01/2021. $425 Regular Registration.  Limit 30.

Facilitator Information: 

Cathy Kawakami is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer in 

parenting, classroom and early childhood education and has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 10 years. She also offers Positive Discipline coaching to families and educators who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting based in San Jose, CA and has additional expertise in early childhood education and working with parent participation schools. She is the mother of 2 and 

her best teachers have been her now 15 and 18 year old 


Jody Malterre MAED works as a Certified 

Positive Discipline Trainer for Parents, Teachers 

and Early Childhood Educators and as a 

Montessori teacher trainer. While her work as a trainer has been in the US and Internationally, her favorite place to work is 

in her community of Boise, Idaho. When home, she regularly offers classes to parents and teachers and provides one on one 

coaching. Jody holds a certificate in Adlerian Studies through the 

Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and a Montessori credential for kids ages 2-12. Currently she enjoys serving as a Co-Board Chair for the Positive Discipline Association and as a Co-Chair of the Educators Section of North American Adlerian Society of Adlerian Psychologists (NASAP).

Workshop Description:

This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.

Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.

Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.

Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.

Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 08:00 to Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 07:45
Jody Malterre
United States
Event Category: 

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.